Views of other Saints about Pujya Bapuji
Sri Ramadevji Maharaj
Today I have been blessed with the darshana of highly respected and revered Sant Sri Asharamji Bapu who has elevated the hearts of, and bestowed peace to millions of souls. I have been filled with a great sense of fulfilment by having the darshana of such a great, learned saint. How can I ever skip the opportunity to have darshana of that great soul, established in Divine Consciousness, who has reinstated dharma, culture, spirituality and the sublime Indian traditions back into this land with full force. It is therefore that I am feeling blessed and fulfilled by coming to this place. His affection towards me is in itself a blessing. The elders are always affectionate towards the youngsters. I have come here especially to seek His blessings.
“It is my understanding that probably every individual is dejected and frustrated with life and he needs the blessings of Asharamji (Asha = hope, Rama = the Lord), the Lord of hope. If some day the nation scales great heights and becomes prosperous and well developed, it will be solely through our ancient traditions and moral values and ideals, the awakening of which will be possible only by becoming Asharam, i.e. by becoming supremely hopeful. Therefore, revered and adorable Maharaj Sri ‘Asha’ ramji is the crying need of the whole world. With prayers at the holy feet of Bapuji for his guidance, through which I may keep following his footsteps and sure enough will reach the goal as well. I pay my obeisance at his holy feet once again!”
Shankracharya Jagadguru Shri Jayendra Saraswati
His whole life has been dedicated to the cause of promoting health and mental peace amongst the masses. They are indeed blessed who carry out the divine work of bringing people to satsanga in the holy company of Bapuji.
I have been intimately acquainted with my extremely dear friend Sri Asharamji Bapu for a long time. For all people, it is essential to have good physical health and peace of mind to enjoy a happy life. It was for showering the blessings of peace, health and happiness that the divine incarnation of this great saint has taken place. Bapuji, my beloved friend and clearly the foremost among the present day saints, has been ceaselessly travelling day and night for the upliftment of the Indian nation, Hindus, the common people, and in fact the whole world by enlightening them on various subjects through satsanga, bhajans, and kirtanas etc.
Swami Avadeshanandji, Haridwar
Bapuji’s Company is akin to the pious stream of the Holy Ganga
Today, while listening to Pujya Bapuji’s discourses, I feel like I am taking a dip in the holy Ganga, because His discourse and His company is like the pious stream of the Holy Ganga.
“I am immensely delighted, exhilarated… blissful… and ecstatic… sitting in the pious vicinity of Pujya Bapuji on the holy banks of the rippling Ganga. The Ganga is the sushumna nadi of India. It is the sanjeevani (life giving herb) of India. The Ganga, emanating from Lord Vishnu’s feet, and making its way through the ‘Kamandalu’ of Lord Brahma to the tufted hair of Lord Shiva, is a bestower of perfection in the triad of yoga. She, having emanated from the feet of Lord Vishnu, gives a glimpse of devotion, and being situated on the head of Lord Shiva, inspires one to become established in the higher stage of JnÍna Yoga.
“He is a God-intoxicated saint, very natural and spontaneous. He is very simple externally, yet inside He is very occult and mysterious. He has the loftiness, the purity and excellence of the Himalayas, and serenity like the deep sea. He is an invaluable asset to the nation. His pious darshana reminds us of the great tradition of our ancient rishis. In Him, we occasionally have glimpses of saints like Gautam, Kanaad, Jaimini, Kapil, Dadu, Meera, Kabir, Raidas, etc.
“We are sitting in the vicinity of such a rare one who establishes one effortlessly in yoga. It is of such saints that someone has aptly said:
‘When you move, the earth, the sky and the whole universe move in tandem…’
“When such a great man moves, the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets naturally become favourable to him. When we sit near the pious feet of such a saint, who is beyond the senses, beyond the three qualities of Nature, Transcendent, beyond description and beyond all states of consciousness… All of you are greatly fortunate that you are sitting at the holy feet of such a great soul, where one’s fortune is made and divine personality is developed. This is the place, where you can attain the true fulfilment of life.
Sant Shri Morari Bapu
“This is not the first time that I have come for the darshana of highly revered Pujya Bapuji. His pious darshana reminds me of the sloka- Day by day it grows in intensity every moment i.e. Bapuji is an ever new and every growing fountain of bliss which I am presently, and naturally experiencing right now.
Many obeisances at His holy feet.
Renowned KathaKar Kanakeshwari Devi
A human birth is attained only through the grace of God. The desire for liberation is attained through His supreme grace. Only when God’s supreme grace is coupled with religious merits accumulated over a number of past births does one get to listen to the divine satsanga on Self-knowledge, as rendered by revered Sant Sri Asharamji Bapu.”
Sant Shri Baba Harpal Singhji Maharaj, Ratvada Sahib, Mohali (Punjab)
“Bapuji propagates religious unity for all and He has a very universal approach. Today all the Sikh people and all the Sikh organisations are united in their decision to sacrifice everything for Bapuji.”
Anantshri Mahamandaleshwar Balyogi Swami Arjunpuriji Maharaj, Haridwar
Sant Sri Asharamji Bapu is a great ascetic. He has contributed a lot to the service of the Hindu world and people have great faith in Him . Asharamji’s endeavours for social service are very praiseworthy
Leading ascetic Saint, Shri Vamdevji Maharaj
“Throngs of people come and listen to Sant Sri Asharamji Bapu. The reason is that He possesses the magic of the chanting of the divine name, simple behaviour, sweet affectionate eloquence, and on top of all, the answers to the fundamental questions of life.”
Yugpurush Swami Shri Parmanandji Maharaj
Swami Asharamji Bapu gives us the outlook to eradicate delusion.”
Renowned Swami Shri Brahmanandagiri Maharaj
“Sri Asharamji Maharaj possesses such spiritual power, that through a mere glance of His, he paves the way for lakhs of people to open their eyes of Knowledge.”
Pujya Bapuji preaches the existence of One Supreme Conscious in every human being - Be Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh or anyone else. Pujya Bapuji's spiritual discourses are interspersed with inspirational quotations & stories from all religions. Pujya Bapuji's phenomenal popularity cuts across the barriers of class, caste, religion and all geographical boundaries.
Many foreigners have also joined the Ashram. Morris and Ursula of Switzerland left everything behind in pursuit of the truth. Morris says, "Bapu is not a saint of Hindus only. Pujya Bapuji is a saint of the entire world." Ursula echoes similar sentiments. "I was not happy with my materialistic way of life. I wanted a more meaningful life. I found what was missing in my life when I saw this great saint. After meeting Guruji, I have been able to understand the Bible better. For me, Swamiji (Pujya Bapuji) is the living Christ."
At a programme in Ajmer, Bapuji was felicitated by the khidmatgar of the world famous dargah of the Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Pujya Bapuji is revered as the living Guru Nanak by thousands of Sikh followers. Pujya Bapuji is a Lok Sant or the saint of the masses.